Wow! Last weekend was great! Thanks to all of you who hurried out to see THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT. We hope you’re spreading the word about what a special film it is.
Today, we’re opening another special film – this year’s big winner at the Sundance Film Festival – WINTER’S BONE. Critics are raving about WINTER’S BONE. In fact, more than a dozen of the nation’s top critics have given WINTER’S BONE a 100% review – including NEW YORK MAGAZINE, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, TIME OUT NEW YORK, WALL STREET JOURNAL, USA TODAY, CHICAGO-SUN TIMES, THE NEW YORKER, and many more! We hope you’ll hurry down to see it.
Synopsis for WINTER’S BONE: “This tense, naturalistic thriller follows 17-year-old Ree Dolly as she confronts the local criminal underworld and the harsh Ozark wilderness in order to to track down her father, who has put up the family homestead for his bail. Featuring a star-making performance by Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone is sure to be one of the most-critically acclaimed films of the year.” (taken from Roadside Attractions)
The Downtown Dayton LGBT Film Festival is swinging into action for its 5th year! Mark your calendars for September 24-26. I promised you a line-up this week…so here you go (the press doesn’t even have this information yet):
FRIDAY, SEPT. 24 at 7:30
I KILLED BY MOTHER (a winner at Cannes & other international film festivals) – preceded by THE YOUNG PRIME MINISTER
sponsored by PFLAG Dayton
Followed by Opening Night Party at Color of Energy Gallery
sponsored by Lisa Hanauer & Sue Spiegel
SATURDAY, SEPT. 25 at 3:00
TOP DRAWER SHORTS: DOOR PRIZE, GAYBY, NOTHING HAPPENED, GO GO REJECT, AT NIGHT I WAS BEAUTIFUL, JUDGMENT DAY, INFLATABLE SWAMP, KADEN, REMEMBER ME IN RED
sponsored by The Human Race Theatre Company
SATURDAY, SEPT. 25 at 7:15
A MARINE STORY (same director & actress as THE GYMNAST from 2008’s festival)
sponsored by Greater Dayton LGBT Center
SATURDAY, SEPT. 25 at 9:30
VIOLET TENDENCIES – preceded by I’D RATHER BE LOOKING AT PORN
SUNDAY, SEPT. 26 at 3:00
STONEWALL UPRISING – preceded by GAY POOL PARTY: 1968 & LAST ADDRESS
sponsored by Miami Valley Fair Housing
SUNDAY, SEPT. 26 at 5:15
UNDERTOW (a big winner at Sundance and other international film festivals)
sponsored by Square One Salon & Spa
Tickets will go on sale in early September. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor to help make the festival bigger and better (ie – bringing more visiting filmmakers, etc.), please let me know. There are also opportunities for advertising in the program.
And now for FREE TICKET information.
If you see a movie at THE NEON, you can now comment on the film for everyone in town to see – right here on DAYTONMOSTMETRO.COM!
During the month of August, you can write a review for a film that’s currently playing at THE NEON.
At the end of the month, we’ll select two winners to win a pair of tickets to THE NEON. If the response to this contest is good, we’ll do it again in September. (You can only review a specific film one time…but if we have 5 films play in one month, you could possibly have 5 entries.) Good luck & Happy Reviewing! (Drop me a note if you have any questions.)
We hope to see you soon.
SHOWTIMES for August 6 – August 12:
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT (R) 104 Minutes
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:30, 2:50, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45
Monday – Thursday: 2:50, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45
WINTER’S BONE (R) 100 Minutes
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:20, 2:40, 5:00, 7:20, 9:40
Monday – Thursday: 2:40, 5:00, 7:20, 9:40
Aug. 13 JOAN RIVERS – A PIECE OF WORK
Aug. 20 THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE
Aug. 20 COCO CHANEL AND IGOR STRAVINSKY
Aug. 27 GET LOW
Sept. 10 FAREWELL
Sept. 17 ANIMAL KINGDOM
Sept. 24 WILD GRASS
Oct. 8 LEBANON
Oct. 15 A WOMAN, A MAN & A NOODLE SHOP